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“Flowing Water”

Official achievement authored by CIVA008Jim.

The Waikato is a local government region of the upper North Island of New Zealand. The region stretches from Coromandel Peninsula in the north, to the north-eastern slopes of Mount Ruapehu in the south, and spans the North Island from the west coast, through the Waikato and Hauraki to Coromandel Peninsula on the east coast. Broadly, the extent of the region is the Waikato River catchment.

The name for the region is taken from the Waikato River; waikato is a Māori word traditionally translated as "flowing water".

Before the arrival of Europeans, the Waikato contained the third most densely populated part of New Zealand, after Northland/Auckland and the Bay of Plenty. The Waikato rohe (area) was inhabited by iwi (tribes) such as those of the Tainui confederation, including Waikato and Ngāti Toa who conquered the native inhabitants about 1450 according to Tainui historians, finally destroying them at a battle at Aratiatia. Between about 1750 and 1842 the area was subject to a large number of invasions by other Māori iwi and hapu confederations and large scale population migrations took place by a number of hapu and iwi. The largest battle ever fought in New Zealand took place near Ohaupo about 1790–1805, between two competing alliances of hapu. During the latter stages of this volatile period, known as the Musket Wars (1807–1845), conflict led to a migration south to Taranaki and eventually Kapiti Island.


Depart from an airport of your choice, fly to and land at NZHN, your flight distance must be further than 100 nm.
Date Departure Arrival Pilot Aircraft Landing rate Distance Flight time
05OCT22 0521Z NZWN NZHN FierceWolf Cessna Citation Mustang (C510) -148 ft/m 277 nm 01:01 View
20SEP22 0054Z NZWU NZHN JReis Aerospatiale ATR-72-600 (AT76) -239 ft/m 138 nm 00:37 View
16SEP22 0941Z NZWU NZHN G Neild Piper Cherokee Arrow (P28R) -41 ft/m 127 nm 00:55 View
14SEP22 2013Z NZOX NZHN DragonFly1967 Cessna 152 (C152) -147 ft/m 149 nm 01:54 View
07SEP22 2025Z NZNP NZHN RPN Piper Aztec (PA27) -115 ft/m 106 nm 00:40 View
01SEP22 1518Z NZWU NZHN Dave Torkington Douglas DC-6 (DC6) -140 ft/m 128 nm 00:37 View
29AUG22 0153Z NZAA NZHN FE Christchurch Boeing 737-800 (B738) -785 ft/m 132 nm 00:36 View
26AUG22 0552Z NZWR NZHN B33rSlayer Cessna Chancellor (C414) -119 ft/m 171 nm 00:51 View
18AUG22 1616Z NZQN NZHN DefiantPrawn Airbus A320 (A320) -149 ft/m 570 nm 01:30 View
18AUG22 0548Z NZQN NZHN Seany69 Boeing 737-700 (B737) -414 ft/m 598 nm 01:37 View
18AUG22 0543Z NZQN NZHN Sven Lenkewitz Airbus A320 neo (A20N) -331 ft/m 594 nm 01:32 View
18AUG22 0543Z NZQN NZHN whiffy Airbus A320 (A320) -224 ft/m 572 nm 01:28 View
18AUG22 0542Z NZQN NZHN Brian Flack Boeing 737-700 (B737) -284 ft/m 571 nm 01:28 View
18AUG22 0534Z NZQN NZHN Jonathan Tom Boeing 737-700 (B737) -205 ft/m 544 nm 01:26 View
18AUG22 0443Z NZQN NZHN Gumbo56 Airbus A320 neo (A20N) -704 ft/m 523 nm 01:18 View
30JUL22 0450Z NZNR NZHN FingerGames Beechcraft Super King Air 350 (B350) -44 ft/m 121 nm 00:33 View
29JUL22 1801Z NZWU NZHN merlin21k Piper Turbo Arrow 3 (P28S) -84 ft/m 133 nm 00:52 View
21JUL22 2118Z NZWN NZHN Percell Perry Airbus A320 (A320) -744 ft/m 237 nm 00:40 View
12JUL22 2235Z NZRU NZHN musefan Grumman F-14 Tomcat (F14) -137 ft/m 103 nm 00:12 View
07JUL22 0100Z NZSL NZHN ResetXPDR Socata TBM-9X0 (TBM9) -46 ft/m 106 nm 00:26 View